- Ahead of 2023, Senator Orji Kalu played a host to Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, a prominent PDP chieftain who is aspiring to become president in 2023
- Kalu, an APC leader, said he discussed with Anyim issues affecting the southeast region and Nigeria in general
- While Anyim has publicly declared his interest in the presidency, Kalu has also spoken on the possibility of taking over from Buhari in 2023
FCT, Abuja - Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Wednesday evening, December 1, hosted a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, in his Abuja residence.
According to Senator Kalu who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he and Anyim discussed issues considering the southeast region and Nigeria at large.
Though he didn't specify, the issue they discussed may bother on the southeast's agitation to produce Nigeria's next president in 2023.
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"I played host this evening to my brother , former Senate President and former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
"We held a deep discussion about our region and our country, Nigeria at large.”
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Nnachi Lawrence commented on Facebook:
"It is high time our Igbo politicians unite together and form a formidable force, we Igbos need presidency from our zone."
Angel Uba said:
"You're working your Excellency. I have this feeling that you're on a good mission to break great history..."
Damian Anslem said:
"We need more of this unity among our Igbo leaders and having a common goal which will bring positive development to our Region and our country in general."
Hange Donald said:
"You must get it right this time, Igbos are due for president."
2023: Ex-SGF Pius Anyim says he will contest presidency
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Anyim declared that he will contest for presidency in 2023.
Anyim who is also a former Senate president said he will contest for the position whether his party, PDP, zones the presidential ticket to the southeast or not.
“We currently have less than 18 months to the next elections, and I feel the time is ripe to indicate my interest.”
Why I may contest 2023 presidency - Senator Kalu
Similarly, Senator Kalu has expressed his willingness to contest the 2023 presidential election only if Nigerians canvassed his candidature.
The Abia South senator and former governor of Abia state, however, said his ambition, for now, is to return to the Senate in 2023.
Kalu stated this during an interactive session with journalists after receiving the traditional title of Kibiya of Argungu Emirate from the Emir, Alhaji Mohammed Mera.